Monday, March 14 | 7:30 PM
France, not rated, 103 minutes
Directed by Francois Ozon
Official selection at the 2010 Toronto International Film Festival and Venice Film Festiva
Set in 1977 in the north of France, director Francois Ozon reunites screen legends Catherine Deneuve and Gerard Depardieu in Potiche. Deneuve plays a submissive, housebound wife of a wealthy industrialist (Fabrice Luchini) who oversees his umbrella factory with an iron fist and is equally tyrannical with his trophy housewife (the eponymous “potiche”) and adult children. When the workers strike and take the husband hostage, Deneuve steps in to manage the factory. To everyone’s surprise, she proves herself a competent and assertive woman of action. Based on the 1970s hit comic play.
Part of the Francophonie Celebration of New England
All films are shown at the Studio Cinema at 376 Trapelo Road in Belmont, Massachusetts, unless specified.
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